EUROPE/CIS: ECS Group continues global expansion

The ECS Group – a global general sales and service agent for air cargo – plans to increase its global network in 2011 with five new offices in the Far East and India and further expansion in Africa. Preparation work has been completed ahead of the opening of a new office in Hong Kong and […]


The ECS Group – a global general sales and service agent for air cargo – plans to increase its global network in 2011 with five new offices in the Far East and India and further expansion in Africa. Preparation work has been completed ahead of the opening of a new office in Hong Kong and consolidation of the ECS network in the Middle East. To coincide with its planned expansion in 2011, ECS has launched a new brand for its four GSA businesses; Globe Air Cargo, Aero Cargo International, Nordic GSA and Gen-Air. Among its notable wins in 2010, ECS was awarded a Europe-wide GSA contract by Garuda Indonesia to maximise the potential of its bellyhold freight capacity, after the carrier relaunched daily services to and from Europe in mid-2010. As well as Dubai and Jakarta, ECS is now marketing Garuda destinations across Asia and Australasia, including Bangkok, Beijing, Darwin, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Nagoya, Osaka, Perth, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. ECS also began representing US Airways in the UK, supported four new destinations launched by Brussels Airlines, reshaped the Africa West cargo product and further extended its relationship in Europe with China’s Hainan Airlines. The ECS network currently comprises 43 subsidiaries in 30 countries with the entire group selling 487,000 tonnes of air cargo a year for more than 100 airline customers.